William Stennett (B.T. '87, M.S. '00) Assistant Director, Academic Computing Services Office: Information Technology and Infrastructure Campus: Manhattan
Member of NYIT Since: 1989
Why work at NYIT?
NYIT was a growing institution when I first came here as a student in 1983 and its still growing today. It's exciting to be part of this growth, knowing that I've played a part in it, no matter how small. It's the sum of the whole that matters.
Managing the day-to-day operations of the academic computing lab at NYIT-Manhattan, with the help of three full-time colleagues and a student workforce. We are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the labs and smart classrooms on campus, and providing any AV needs for the latter. We are also an outlet where students can come if they have technical issues or questions regarding their personal equipment.
Best NYIT experience
I've had many good experiences at NYIT, so it's difficult to choose one! It probably would be when I drove to LeFrak City to assist an online campus student having difficulty connecting to the Internet to do his coursework. He was getting no help from his service provider and thinking of dropping out. Fortunately, I was able to get him connected and to the best of my knowledge, he completed the course.
I'm a pretty good cook when I put my mind to it, considering that I don't eat a lot.
Favorite tech gadget
Six months ago, I bought a pair of sunglasses with a DVR and camera built in. It allows me to record video, which I can download to a computer via a USB cable. This is great for recording vacations.
Playing in a soccer league, participating in competitions through the U.S. Chess Federation, reading fiction novels while commuting on the train to/from work, and for the past four years, taking trips abroad with my wife. So far, we've gone to Germany, Jamaica, England, and France, and we hope to see Greece in 2013.